Lighter jar brings PET benefits to food industry


PLASTIC packaging supplier Petainer has launched the petainerJar™, a PET jar claimed to offer significant cost and sustainability benefits over jars made from other materials.

The new petainerJar™ can be supplied with short lead times either as a fully blown jar or as a PET wide mouth preform, ready to be blown by food manufacturers on their own premises as and when needed. This two-stage process offers inbound freight savings of up to 90%, and, significantly reduces costs.
The petainerJar™ weighs much less than jars made from other materials, says the company which means more can be carried on a truck without breaching weight restrictions whilst making maximum use of the load space. In turn, this saves dramatically on freight costs and fuel consumption. Transporting jars in preform format improves environmental performance since many more can be transported in fewer shipments, further cutting down on road miles. Preforms additionally offer operational benefits because they require less storage space.
Petainer manufactures the petainerJar™ creating a highly engineered preform made from a PET blend said to offer significant benefits over standard PET, including superior barrier technology for extended shelf life, and maximised weight reduction in design saving materials, thus reducing costs. The PET petainerJar™ is also made from material that is fully recyclable.
The petainerJar™ is available in sizes ranging from 300ml to 7.6 litres, with standard neck sizes from 63 to 120mm, with the most prominent current sizes of 100mm, 110mm and 120mm.